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Denmark Man Convicted Only of Viewing Child Porn

Days after a 33-year-old Danish man received a two year sentence for his role as a co-admin of the darknet child pornography forum “The Love Zone,” a Denmark court sentenced another man for similar crimes. This time, the defendant was an even younger man; court records revealed that he was only 22-years-old. The 22-year-old defendant had used a child pornography ... Read More »

Man’s Remorse Kept Him Out of Jail on Child Porn Charges

A Kempshott man’s remorse, cooperation with police, and confessions, helped him avoid a prison sentence for sharing child pornography on the darknet. The Winchester Crown Court, on Thursday 14, heard how 27-year-old Nicolas James Bone visited sites on the darknet to download almost 60 illegal pictures and videos. For effectively two reasons, Bone’s case vividly contrasts a recent case of ... Read More »

8-10-17 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Club Promoter Sold Pounds Of Drugs At Events He Had Organized A 40-year-old man from Atlanta, GA, organized concerts and events at nightclubs throughout the Southeast United States as an event organizer. He owned the club promotion company “Freakstep Promotions.” According to U.S. District Court Judge Madeline Haikala, the defendant also used his company as a drug distribution network. He ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, October 8, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Bitcoin.org states it’ll denounce SegWit2x supporting companies This week, Bitcoin.org published a blog post in which it states that it will publicly denounce via a banner on their website companies that support the SegWit2x hard fork, and that are going to default to the Segwit2x (S2X) chain, putting users ... Read More »

Student Caught with 360 Grams of Weed from the Darknet

Police investigators in Augsburg reported a milestone in an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in the region. The investigation, according to Friedberg police, began in early 2017, but the dealer(s) had been selling drugs far before the start of the investigation. In what appeared to have been the first arrest in the “complex” case, Friedberg police arrested a 16-year-old school ... Read More »

Co-Admin of “The Love Zone” Sentenced to Two Years

Shortly after the conviction of one co-admin of the former darknet child pornography forum known as “The Love Zone,” Danish police arrested a 33-year-old Bornholm man for the same crime. The man, now 34-years-old, received a two year sentence for his critical role in distributing a massive quantity of pictures and videos depicting various forms of child abuse. In October ... Read More »

UK Dark Web Drugs Pair Jailed

  Two drug dealers in the UK who bought and sold synthetic opioid fentanyl via dark web marketplaces have been handed a jail sentence adding up to 16 years. Ross Brennan and Aaron Gledhill who happen to be university friends, are believed to have accumulated over hundreds of pounds of drugs after mixing the powerful heroin substitute with other drugs. ... Read More »

Credit Agency Uses Darknet to Scare Customers into Buying Services

One of the world’s biggest consumer credit reporting agencies is trying to use consumers fear of the darknet to try and sell an identity theft protection product. Experian, known as one of the “big three” consumer credit reporting agencies alongside TransUnion and Equifax, is pushing its IdentityWorks Premium program as a way to protect consumers identity from nefarious users who ... Read More »

Adblocker Extension for Chrome Hid Monero Miner

An adblock extension for Google Chrome was discovered to contain a JavaScript Monero miner within it. The Chrome extension, known as SafeBrowse, was meant to help users block advertising scripts which force users to wait and look at, or click on, an advertisement before proceeding to a page. These advertisements are often hosted by Adfly or Linkbucks. SafeBrowse has become ... Read More »

Spain Censoring the Internet, Cracking Down on Free Speech

The government of Spain has begun to crack down on freedom of speech and expression online. The crackdown stems from a referendum to be voted on in October where the people of Catalonia will determine if they want Catalonia to become an independent republic and separate from Spain. Days after a Spanish court ordered all domains associated with the Catalan ... Read More »

Russia Clash with the U.S over Extradition of Cybercriminal from Greece

Reports from a Greek judicial official reveals that Russia and the United States have once locked horns again after Russia sought an extradition of a Russian national believed to be a cybercriminal who was arrested in Greece at the request of the United States. Aleksandr Vinnik was the mastermind of the crime organization accused of laundering over $4 billion in ... Read More »

German Ex-politician Arrested For Selling Drugs On The Dark Web

Boris J., an ex-politician of the German Green Party has been arrested by the country’s law enforcement authorities for allegedly running a narcotics trafficking operation on the dark web. An arrest warrant had been issued against the alleged drug trafficker Boris J., 40, who was arrested in Berlin-Friedrichshain, Germany on September 19. The local police announced the detention of the ... Read More »

Young German Sentenced To Probation For Committing Fraud

German police arrested a young suspect for allegedly committing fraud with the use of the dark web. He was sentenced to probation recently. A 22-year-old man of Höchstadt, Bavaria, Germany was sentenced to probation for committing over 5,000 euros worth of damage to the victims with his fraudulent activities. According to the court documents, the defendant “teamed up with the ... Read More »

Club Promoter Sold Pounds Of Drugs At Events He Had Organized

According to U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama Jay E. Town, a 40-year-old Atlanta man received a prison sentence of more than a decade for ecstasy and MDMA distribution. In April 2017, the suspect pleaded guilty to three charges. On September 20, U.S. District Court Judge Madeline Haikala sentenced him to 10 ½ years in prison and added ... Read More »